Fatal South Holland Motorcycle Collision August 17, 2018

There was a fatal South Holland motorcycle collision early Friday (August 17, 2018) morning.  The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and car.

An excerpt regarding this fatal South Holland motorcycle collision, from the August 24, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist dies from South Holland crash“:

About 1:10 a.m. Aug. 17, Cicero Porter, 56, was driving a motorcycle west on Old Vincennes Road near Van Drunen Road when he collided into a car that was heading south, according to South Holland police. The two are believed to have collided as they entered a curve.

Porter, of Calumet City, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment of his accident injuries.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Porter died Wednesday morning from his accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal South Holland motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Fatal Englewood Motorcycle Accident Occurs On South Union

There was a fatal Englewood motorcycle accident Monday (July 30, 2018) evening.  The accident involved a vehicle making a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

One of the primary causes of motorcycle accidents continues to be when this type of incident occurs. The collision that often occurs after a vehicle makes a left-hand turn into the path of the oncoming motorcycle is often highly forceful and physically traumatic to the motorcyclist.  As seen in many motorcycle accidents of this type summarized on this site, these collisions often lead to fatalities.

An excerpt from the July 31, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man, 46, killed in Englewood motorcycle crash“:

About 6:20 p.m., Leroy Hamilton, 46, was riding his motorcycle south in the 5800 block of South Union when he was struck by a 2009 Pontiac as the driver made a left turn onto 58th Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Hamilton, of Chicago, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.  He was pronounced dead there at 6:50 p.m.

Another excerpt from the article:

The driver of the Pontiac, a 32-year-old woman, was issued a citation for failure to yield while making a left turn, police said.

The accident investigation continues.

Additional details concerning this fatal Englewood motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Humboldt Park Motorcycle Accident Leads To Death Of Motorcycle Passenger

There was a fatal Humboldt Park motorcycle accident Saturday (July 28, 2018) night.  The accident involved an ejection of the motorcycle passenger.

An excerpt regarding this fatal Humboldt Park motorcycle accident, from the Chicago Sun-Times article of July 29, 2018 titled “Woman killed, man seriously hurt in motorcycle crash in Humboldt Park“:

Shortly before 10 p.m., the motorcycle collided with a vehicle that was turning left in the 3200 block of North Avenue, according to Chicago Police. Witnesses told investigators that the motorcycle’s driver, a 38-year-old man, ran a red light.

Nicole Villavicencio, 28, of the Cragin neighborhood, was ejected from the bike during the crash, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Villavicencio and the motorcyclist were both taken Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment of their accident injuries.  She was pronounced dead there.  The motorcyclist was listed in serious condition.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Humboldt Park motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Fatal Loss of Control Motorcycle Crash On Kennedy Expressway Exit

There was a fatal loss of control motorcycle crash Saturday (July 21, 2018) night in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.  As seen in many crashes in 2018 – including those that caused fatalities – loss of motorcycle control continues to be a very common cause of serious crashes this year.

This crash happened on a Kennedy Expressway exit ramp in Logan Square.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the July 23, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in crash on Kennedy ramp in Logan Square“:

Donald L. Hay, 50, was driving a black 1991 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at 9:35 p.m. on the ramp from southbound I-90 to California Avenue when he lost control and was thrown from the bike, according to Illinois State Police. He was then hit and dragged by a 2006 Chevrolet SUV on the ramp.

Hay, who lived in Logan Square, was declared dead after being taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.  A subsequent autopsy determined that he died of multiple injuries from the accident.

The driver and passenger in the SUV were not hurt in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal loss of control motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Fatal Chicago Heights Motorcycle Accident Along Chicago Road

There was a fatal Chicago Heights motorcycle accident Wednesday (July 11, 2018) evening.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  It is unclear as to what caused the crash.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the July 13, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcycle dies in Chicago Heights crash“:

Daniel Montiel, 35, of Chicago Heights was riding the motorcycle about 11:10 p.m. at 2515 Chicago Rd. when he crashed into a vehicle, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Montiel was taken to Saint James Hospital, where he died within the hour, the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy revealed that Montiel died from accident injuries related to the crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago Heights motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Fatal Homewood Motorcycle Accident Involving Car-Motorcycle Collision

There was a fatal Homewood motorcycle accident Saturday (July 7, 2018) morning in Homewood.  While the accident remains under investigation, the collision appears to involve a car that made a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

An excerpt concerning the Homewood motorcycle accident, from the July 10, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Homewood crash“:

A Nissan Altima was northbound at 10:11 a.m. when it made a left turn into a parking lot in the 18200 block of Halsted Street in Homewood, according to a statement from Homewood police. A southbound motorcycle driven by 37-year-old Kyle Ladewig then hit the passenger side of the Nissan.

Ladewig, of Steger, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment of his accident injuries.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was pronounced dead at 11 a.m.  A subsequent autopsy revealed that Ladewig died from his accident injuries.

The driver of the Nissan Altima was not injured during the collision.

This fatal Homewood motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the Homewood Police Department and the Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team.

Those who may have witnessed the collision are asked to call Homewood Police at (708) 206-3420.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

July 8, 2018 Fatal Motorcycle Collision On Chicago’s South Side

There was a fatal motorcycle collision on Chicago’s South Side on Sunday (July 8, 2018) afternoon.  The crash happened in the Longwood Manor neighborhood and involved a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle.

An excerpt regarding the collision, from the July 9, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist dies in South Side crash“:

Edward Davis, 40, was riding a motorcycle about 3:25 p.m. in a left turn lane facing south on Halsted Street at 95th Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

He then decided to continue south on Halsted, and pulled out into the intersection, but hit a vehicle that was turning left in the northbound lanes of Halsted, police said.

Davis, of Chicago, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment of his accident injuries.  He later died there.

There were no other injuries due to the collision.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle collision on Chicago’s South Side can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 9 abc7chicago.com article titled “Motorcyclist killed in South Side crash identified.”

Edgebrook Crash Where A Vehicle “Rear-Ended” A Motorcycle

A vehicle “rear-ended” a motorcycle Thursday (June 7, 2018) evening in Chicago’s Edgebrook neighborhood.  The fatal motorcycle crash was a hit-and-run accident in which the vehicle – likely a car – left the accident scene.

According to Chicago Police, the fatal crash happened at approximately 7:45 p.m., as the motorcyclist was riding in the 5100 block of West Devon Avenue.  At that time, the motorcycle was “rear-ended” by a vehicle described as small and black.  The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle and he hit a tree.

The motorcyclist was identified as Steven Lajin, 22, of the West Rogers Park neighborhood.  He was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he was pronounced dead.

The motorcycle accident investigation is being conducted by the Chicago Police Department Major Accident Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago motorcycle accident in which a vehicle “rear-ended” a motorcycle can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 8, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash on NW Side” as well as the June 8 abc7chicago.com article (with video and remembrances) titled “Motorcyclist killed in Edgebrook hit-and-run; driver sought.”

Motorcycle Accident On A Chicago Expressway Injures Motorcyclist

There was a motorcycle accident on a Chicago expressway  Monday (May 28, 2018) on a ramp from the Dan Ryan Expressway to the Stevenson Expressway.

Details on the motorcycle accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the motorcycle crash does not appear to be publicly available.

The accident is discussed in the May 28, 2018 abc7chicago.com article titled “Northbound express lanes on Dan Ryan Expressway reopen after accident.”

It is being reported that the motorcyclist was injured, and the injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this motorcycle accident on a Chicago expressway can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Involving Motorcycle That Struck A Tree

There was a fatal motorcycle crash Thursday (May 24, 2018) afternoon in Streamwood involving a motorcycle that struck a tree.

The crash happened in the 100 block of Schaumburg Road (near Bartlett Road,) and involved a motorcycle that was traveling eastbound.  For a currently undisclosed reason, the motorcycle left the roadway and struck a tree.  First responders were called to the accident scene at approximately 12:59 p.m.

The motorcyclist, identified as Vincent Korpalski, 20, of Streamwood, was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, he died at approximately 5:35 p.m.

This fatal Cook County motorcycle accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this loss of control accident that resulted in a motorcycle that struck a tree can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 25, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “20-year-old man killed in Streamwood motorcycle crash” as well as the May 25 Arlington Cardinal article titled “Fatal Motorcycle Crash On Schaumburg Rd Between Bartlett Rd And Oltendorf Rd, Streamwood.”